Long after the dinosaurs were extinct from this world, Megalodon sharks were called as the biggest and the greatest hunters that chewed everything into pieces. It was known as the king of the ocean and was found everywhere in the largest water bodies. It was 2.5 million years ago when the last Megalodon sharks were seen. When the modern archaeologists searched areas, the only thing they found was a set of huge teeth that belonged to the Megalodon sharks.

large tooth of the Megalodon

These sharks had a short snout, a flat lower jaw, and a set of long and massive pectoral fins that supported its heavy weight. It is believed that the ancestors of the great white sharks were present during the Megalodon era. As Meg was not fast due to its huge body, the movements and actions were slower than that of those white sharks which were much nimble. The researchers said that the great whites would often quarrel with the giant megs for food and would actually win. They were successful because they were faster that Megs and would steal their prey before Meg could catch it.

Jaw of Megalodon

Megalodon had no food and had to eat whales, another huge marine animal. Adult Megs could easily catch a whale but when it comes to the baby megs, they were very small and super vulnerable. Baby Megs were twice smaller in size to that of the great whites. Baby megs often made a good meal for the great whites, bull sharks, and tiger sharks which caused a threat to the survival of the Megs.

Even if the case was that the baby Megalodon was safe and not confronted by the great whites, they weren’t able to find food for themselves. The population of other sharks increased and they took all the food for themselves. That resulted in the starvation of the budding Megalodon.

size comparison of Megalodon, great white, and human.

As the earth was warmer before and didn’t have extreme climates it was easy for Megs to live as they prefer warm water. Soon the poles of the earth started to get colder which was another threat to the Megs . The extreme change of temperature didn’t bother the whales and many marine animals as they were adjusting to the situation. Megs on the other hand were unable to do so which left them alone in the water with no food.

Soon, Megalodons were no more.

Article by : Haniah Mirza

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